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June 22, 2017 9:58 PM No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy. "With all of the recently reported electronic 6

June 22, 2017 8:22 AM Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

WASHINGTON (AP) - Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race. FILE - In this June 9, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif 5

June 22, 2017 4:31 AM Hearing set on fate of board member who insulted Obamas

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A one-time candidate for governor of New York who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife may be booted off the Buffalo School Board. A hearing is scheduled to begin Thursday in Albany over whether wealthy developer Carl Paladino disclosed confidential board business. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia is set to hear testimony 2

June 22, 2017 1:18 AM Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated the Queen's Speech and with the Conservatives still trying 9

June 21, 2017 8:00 PM After another bitter loss, can Democrats ever top Trump?

On Tuesday Democrat Jon Ossoff came close to beating Republican Karen Handel in a Georgia congressional district that has been historically conservative but trending left. In the words of the immortal Ricky Bobby of Talladega Nights, however, "If you're not first, you're last". There have been four congressional special elections this year where Democrats 10

June 21, 2017 5:52 PM France's Macron taps relative unknowns in government reshuffle

PARIS, June 21 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron named a group of relative unknowns to senior government posts on Wednesday in a reshuffle after allies from the centre-right MoDem party said they were resigning. MoDem has become embroiled in a legal probe into claims that it misused EU parliamentary funds and its importance as an ally has subsided 3

June 21, 2017 5:25 PM Enough with Russia! Democratic senator says party's obsession with Moscow probe cost it in Georgia election loss by crowding out talk about the economy

Enough with the Russia stuff, a Democratic senator says. It's the economy, stupid. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut told MSNBC viewers Wednesday on 'Morning Joe' that his party should moderate its full-court press on the 'distraction' of Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia, since voters in Tuesday's special elections didn't seem to be swayed by it. Republican 3

June 21, 2017 8:05 AM Queen's Speech 2017: May promises 'humility'

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to work with "humility and resolve" as the government prepares to outline its legislative programme later. Brexit is expected to dominate the Queen's Speech, which will cover a two-year period instead of one. It is also expected to include measures on domestic violence and car insurance. The Conservatives are still 7

June 20, 2017 3:39 PM DUP warn Conservatives: Don't take us for granted

Democratic Unionist Party sources have urged the Conservatives to give a "greater focus" to their negotiations. A senior DUP source said the party could not be "taken for granted" - adding that if the PM could not reach a deal, "what does that mean for bigger negotiations she is involved in?" But sources told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg they believed 6

June 19, 2017 4:08 PM The Latest: Paris art exhibit locked down during attack

Visitors to an art exhibit of Auguste Rodin's works in central Paris were confined inside the Grand Palais for an hour after an attacker rammed into a police convoy on the nearby Champs-Elysees. Police forces secure the area on the Champs Elysées next to the suspected car, center, in Paris, Monday, June 19, 2017. A man rammed his car into a police vehicle 13